Friday, April 27, 2012

Step Back In Time: 2005 In Music (Part VI)

First of all I must say although it had a very good beginning, it did scared the h*ll out of many people, especially Kylie fans in May... In any case, it still remains one of the very good years in music!

So, here we go!

1. "Giving You Up" is a dance-pop song performed by Kylie Minogue from her greatest hits album, Ultimate Kylie (2004). The song was written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Lisa Cowling, Paul Woods, Nick Coler, and Minogue and produced by Higgins and Xenomania.
"Giving You Up" was released as the album's second single in March 2005. It was a commercial success. It  was released with "Made of Glass" as a double A-side and was Kylie's last single release before her two year hiatus to battle breast cancer. Her next release would occur in late 2007.

2. "1, 2 Step" is a R&B/dance/hip hop song recorded by Ciara and Missy Elliott for Ciara's debut album Goodies (2004). Written by Ciara and Missy Elliott and produced by Jazze Pha, it was released as the album's 2nd single in the 2nd quarter of 2005 internationally. It reached the top ten in several countries worldwide. It was ranked 59th on Billboard's Top 100 Songs of the Decade.  The song is the biggest hit by Ciara in the United States and worldwide to date: in the United States the song has sold 3.458.000 digital downloads, while internationally, the song has sold 7.000.000 digital downloads.

3. "Because of You" is a song performed by Kelly Clarkson. It was written by Clarkson, David Hodges and Ben Moody while the production was handled by Hodges and Moody. The song was released on August 16, 2005, as the 4th single (3rd in Europe) from Kelly's 2nd studio album, Breakaway. She originally wrote the first version of "Because of You" when she was 16 years old in order to cope with her parents' divorce. The song became Clarkson's most successful single around the world. Internationally, the song topped the charts in the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland as well as reaching the top ten in Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

4. Whatever you say - love this song and whoop for PCD! ;) "Don't Cha" is the debut single by The Pussycat Dolls. It was released in 2005 as the lead single from the Dolls' debut studio album PCD. "Don't Cha" has received mostly positive reviews from most music critics who praised its R&B grooves and it high dose of energy. The song has also achieved commercial success by topping charts in Australia, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland, the New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as reaching the top ten in many other countries.

5. The one that's on my playlist even now ;) "Hollaback Girl" is a song by Gwen Stefani from her debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby (2004). The song was written by Stefani, Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo as a response to Courtney Love's statement that Stefani was a "cheerleader" in an interview with Seventeen magazine. It was released as the album's 3rd single in early 2005 and was one of the year's most popular songs, peaking inside the Top 10 on the majority of the charts it entered. It reached No.1 in Australia and the United States, where it became the first digital download to sell one million copies. "Hollaback Girl" received several award nominations, including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year at the 48th Grammy Awards.

6. Remember this young girl? Not a girl anymore! "Pon de Replay" is a song recorded by Rihanna, from her debut studio album Music of the Sun (2005). It was written and produced by Vada Nobles, Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers. Her debut single, the song was released on May 24, 2005, lead single from the album. The song was a commercial success, peaking at No.1 in New Zealand and on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. It also reached No.2 on both the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart, whilst achieving Top 5 positions in eight other countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, and Switzerland.

7. "We Belong Together" is a song by Mariah Carey from her 10th studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). It was released on March 29, 2005, through Island Records as the 2nd single from the album. Critics described it as Mariah's "return to form" and referred to it as the "return of The Voice". The song broke several records in the United States and became Carey's 16th chart topper on the US Billboard Hot 100. After staying at No.1 for 14 non-consecutive weeks, the song became the 2nd longest running No.1 song in US chart history, behind Carey's 1995 collaboration with Boyz II Men, "One Sweet Day". Billboard listed it as the "song of the decade" and the 9th most popular song of all time. Besides its chart success, the song broke several airplay records, and according to Nielsen BDS, gathered both the largest one-day and one-week audiences in history. The song charted strongly outside the US, topping the singles charts in Australia and the Netherlands, and reaching the op 2 positions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

8. "You're Beautiful" is a song co-written by James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek, and Amanda Ghost for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). It was released as the 3rd single from the album in 2005. In the UK and Australia the song reached No.1 and No.2 respectively. When released as the debut single from Back to Bedlam in Canada and the U.S., it reached No.1 on both charts and received widespread airplay. It remains Blunt's biggest hit single in the USA to date.

9. My dad's and my road trip song ;) "Photograph" is the title of a song recorded by Nickelback. It was released in September 2005 as the 1st single from their 5th studio album, All the Right Reasons. The song made multiple US and UK Top 10 charts, peaking at No.1 in several of them. The single became the band's 3rd Top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Photograph" has sold over 1.4 million digital downloads in the U.S. The song also topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and Pop 100 charts. The single was also a huge success on the Canadian charts, peaking at No.1 and staying there for 7 weeks.

10. "Hung Up" is a song by Madonna. It was written and produced in collaboration with Stuart Price, and released as the first single from her tenth studio album, Confessions on a Dance Floor. It became Madonna's first track to be released to iTunes. Critics suggested it was Madonna's best dance track to date and have compared it favorably to her other tracks in the same genre. "Hung Up" became a worldwide commercial success, peaking atop the charts of 41 countries.

Step back in time some more ;)
2000 In Music (Part I)
2001 In Music (Part II) 
2002 In Music (Part III) 
2003 In Music (Part IV)
2004 In Music (Part V)

xo K

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